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Address: 188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand (Formerly Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World)
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 7489
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08:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been...

Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been messing with people's heads since 1973. Bizarre buildings, rooms of illusions and our famous maze will baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality. Even if you only pay a visit to New Zealand's most unusual public toilets, your world will never be the same again. Seeing is disbelieving!

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Very good on a rainy day

We have visited this attraction with 4 children, aged 10,11,13. All of us enjoyed the experience. We spent close to 2 hours, including the outside maze. Recommend to do with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this attraction with 4 children, aged 10,11,13. All of us enjoyed the experience. We spent close to 2 hours, including the outside maze. Recommend to do with children.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time going through the very well done illusion rooms and the maze. Well worth it for two hours or so of interesting entertainment.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told by a friend not to miss this attraction, so we stopped before leaving town. For kids, this is probably good fun. As young adults, we'd seen most of the illusions already between books, internet, and TV. The maze was ok, but not particularly intriguing. With all the lovely outdoor activities in the area, I could've found a... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice area with some fun places to take photos, like the leaning clock etc. also a nice cafe and souvenir store. Was here in 2014 but unfortunately we didn't notice any new additions.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with high expectations after everything I had heard and was a little underwhelmed. Still a great place to check out amd a place that the kids wouls love! Especially the maze.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place to visit with the kids. They enjoyed it so much. The illusions rooms were well worth it and the maze was a great way to spend an hour or so. It was great, the kids didn't need their devices - they were having too much fun!

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Thank 435melinam
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you're going solo, parents with children or friends hanging out, everyone gets to enjoy Puzzling World. The maze is 30-90 minutes (I'm guessing an hours' average) of entertaining and at times frustrating (!), adventure. You'll love how the Illusion Rooms mess with your mind. Take time to chill out in the cafe area and try your hand at puzzle-solving.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong - this would be great for families with kids. I was really looking forward to it, but it fell short of my expectations. I would rcommend going as soon as they open, as there were too many people to make the experience enjoyable. We looked at the price of food, and decided we would go into... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The maze and the illusion rooms kept us busy for a good few hours (my wife and I). Really good to see this sort of variety so close to Beautiful scenery! The car park was full, so I was a bit nervous that it was going to be walking over people - but it was the opposite, plenty of room... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here looking at the illusions & going around the maze (although I must admit us oldies did cheat slightly in the maze). There was a lot of interesting stuff to look at & the kids (ranging in age from 8 to 14) were all well occupied.

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